The fact that he appears in court at allow charges of culpable homicide is purely because AfriForum and Adv. Gerrie Nel threatened to privately prosecute him after the National Prosecuting Authority initially did not press charges against Duduzane Zuma, son of former president Jacob Zuma,\n\n\n\nBut now state and defence team delivered their closing arguments in the Randburg Magistrate\u2019s Court in the prosecution case for culpable homicide and reckless and negligent driving.\n\n\n\nThe defence maintained that Zuma\u2019s vehicle skidded on the road after it hit a puddle of water and that Zuma\u2019s actions under the circumstances \u2013 given the rainy weather, the water on the road and the tendency of his vehicle to skid \u2013 was still that of a reasonable person.\n\n\n\nIn reaction, the defence objected to the state\u2019s argument that the vehicle\u2019s tyres were of inferior standard and said that no testimony was heard in this regard. The defence also argued that there was an indication from the start that there was pressure to prosecute Zuma.\n\n\n\nThe state emphasised the witness testimony of passengers and the taxi driver: That Zuma drove past them after which they heard a crash. The state said the way in which Zuma drove was not that of an average driver and that he must have been able to foresee that the incident would take place.\n\n\n\nThe judgment will be delivered on 12 July 2019.\n\n\n\n\u201cWe are pleased that Zuma appeared in court due to the death of Phumzile Dube and we trust that justice will now take its course so that the Dube family can finally receive justice,\u201d says Elias Maangwale, Investigator at AfriForum\u2019s Private Prosecution Unit.\n\n\n\n* The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) initially decided not to prosecute Zuma in connection with a vehicle accident on 1 February 2014 on the M1 highway in Gauteng \u2013 in which Dube, a young female passenger, died on impact. AfriForum and Adv. Gerrie Nel\u2019s ability to privately prosecute, as well as the Dube family\u2019s insistence that justice must prevail, however led to the NPA indeed prosecuting Zuma.